DoD to prototype commercial hybrid conversion kits for tactical vehicles; XL Fleet and Volta Power

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The US Army’s Project Manager Transportation Systems (PM TS), part of Program Executive Office for Combat Support & Combat Service Support (PEO CS&CSS), has partnered with the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) to prototype a hybrid conversion kit for tactical vehicles.

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Three-part catalyst study advances conversion of CO2 to ethanol

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The efficient conversion of carbon dioxide, a major air pollutant, into ethanol or higher alcohols is a big challenge in heterogeneous catalysis, generating great interest in both basic scientific research and commercial applications.

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Wärtsilä to launch 2-stroke future fuels conversion solution; partners with MSC for technology demonstration

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The technology group Wärtsilä will commercially launch its Two-Stroke Future Fuels Conversion platform during the first quarter of 2022. The conversion solution is aimed at vessels operating with two-stroke, electronically controlled engines.

ULEMCo to deliver 20 hydrogen-fueled vehicles for Glasgow; largest hydrogen dual fuel conversion to date

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ULEMCo, the UK company converting commercial vehicles to run on hydrogen, has commenced the largest single deployment of hydrogen dual fuel vehicles yet. This is the first set of conversions for gritter lorries and is the company’s largest volume order to date.

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VW Commercial Vehicles unveils e-BULLI; electric T1

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) unveiled the e-BULLI. VWCV partner eClassics is planning to offer T1 conversions and T1 complete vehicles in the style of the new e-BULLI. T2 and T3 conversions are being offered by eClassics as well. Conversions Electric (Battery

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Blue Biofuels achieves full conversion (99%+) of cellulosic material to sugars on repeatable basis

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reports that it has achieved full conversion ( 99% + ) of king grass cellulosic material to water soluble sugars on a repeatable basis. This conversion occurs with a reaction time of less than one minute. Blue Biofuels, Inc.

New process uses localized surface plasmons for room-temperature conversion of CO2 to CO

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The conversion normally requires significant amounts of energy in the form of high heat—a temperature of at least 700 ?C, Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Fuels

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Compass Minerals confirms successful conversion testing of Great Salt Lake lithium brine resource to battery-grade lithium hydroxide

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The company engaged Veolia Energy, an established technology provider, to conduct lithium chloride to lithium hydroxide conversion testing utilizing a proven, commercially viable conversion process.

TWAICE and pepper partner for full battery transparency in retrofitted commercial vehicles

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TWAICE will support pepper and commercial fleet operators in both the development and operation of the electric vehicles. Batteries Conversions Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

Phillips 66 progressing its conversion of California refinery to renewable fuels

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In April, the company completed the diesel hydrotreater conversion, which will ramp up to 8,000 bbl/d (120 million gallons per year) of renewable diesel production by the third quarter of 2021. Subject to permitting and approvals, full conversion of the refinery is expected in early 2024.

Linde and Shell team up to commercialize lower-carbon technology for ethylene: E-ODH

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The EDHOX technology was successfully validated for commercial use in a demonstration plant at Pullach, Germany. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Market Background

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HYVIA unveils two new hydrogen light commercial vehicle prototypes

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Following on the reveal of Renault Master Van H2-TECH last month ( earlier post ), HYVIA has unveiled two new Hydrogen Light Commercial Vehicles prototypes with zero CO 2 tailpipe emissions, increased range, and 5-minute refueling time.

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Voltabox to supply battery systems to e-troFit for conversion of diesel buses to electric

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Voltabox AG secured a long-term framework contract with e-troFit GmbH as the preferred supplier of high-performance battery systems for e-troFit’s conversion solutions for diesel buses. Batteries Bus Conversions Diesel Electric (Battery

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NSF awards $2M to Rice U collaboration to explore direct conversion of CO2 into fuels

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The NSF grant will address challenges that remain before the renewable strategy can be applied practically on a commercial scale. We intend to build an electrochemical modular system as a platform for a continuous conversion process of simulated flue gas to pure liquid fuels. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Fuels Market Background

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Hydra Energy partners with Chemtrade to provide commercial truck fleets with green hydrogen below the cost of diesel

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Continuing to speed up the adoption of hydrogen in long-haul transportation, Hydra Energy —the first Hydrogen-as-a-Service provider for commercial fleets—announced a strategic partnership with Chemtrade. In exchange for long-term, discounted fuel contracts with fleets, Hydra installs hydrogen-diesel co-combustion conversion kits into existing semi-trucks and provides the fueling infrastructure for green hydrogen sourced from chemical producers such as Chemtrade.

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Stanford team develops efficient electrochemical cells for CO2 conversion

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Scientists at Stanford University have developed electrochemical cells that convert carbon monoxide (CO) derived from CO 2 into commercially viable compounds more effectively and efficiently than existing technologies. CO 2 capture from emission sources is an attractive option for mitigating climate change, but it is an expensive process that harvests a product without commercial value. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC

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Tata Ace Gold - Electric Truck Conversion

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By Atul Gopal ​We had an opportunity to visit Nothway Motorsports to check out their new electric truck conversion kit. Commercial Vehicles Conversion Kits

Sasol and UCT researchers collaborate on the use of commercial iron catalysts to convert hydrogen and CO2 into green jet fuel and chemicals

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A team of researchers from Sasol and the Catalysis Institute at the University of Cape Town (UCT) has made advancements in the use of commercial iron catalyst, produced cheaply and at large scale at Sasol’s Secunda plant, which would enable conversion of unavoidable or biogenically-derived carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) and green hydrogen directly to a variety of green chemicals and jet fuel. Africa Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Catalysts Fuels Market Background

Swedish eMethanol startup launches crowd-funding campaign, developing commercial-scale plant

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Liquid Wind is developing its first commercial-scale eMethanol facility in Sweden and plans to establish 6 facilities by 2030 before expanding internationally. The eMethanol will be commercially available from 2023.

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Ford opens E-Transit Registration site for commercial customers; new pricing

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Ford is opening an E-Transit registration site today for commercial customers ahead of order banks opening by July. To date, more than 450 commercial customers in North America, including 200 top fleets and fleet management companies, have said they’re interested in purchasing the E-Transit.

Rio Tinto Alma smelter site for first commercial demo of ELYSIS GHG-free aluminum smelting technology

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ELYSIS has selected the Alma smelter, operated by Rio Tinto in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Québec, for the first installation and demonstration of its inert anode technology at a commercial size of 450 kiloamperes (kA)—a common capacity for modern, full-scale smelters.

Universal Hydrogen announces $20.5M in Series A funding to build and test full-scale hardware for hydrogen commercial aircraft

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The financing allows Universal Hydrogen to accelerate the development of its hydrogen logistics network and regional aircraft conversion kits, and bolsters the company’s burgeoning commercial activities. Rendering of regional airplane with conversion kit and fuel capsules.

2019 Keeling Curve Prize winners include Opus 12; conversion of CO2 into fuels and chemicals

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It’s a capital-light solution that takes advantage of technology that has been commercialized for decades. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) FuelsThe Keeling Curve Prize (KCP) has selected 10 winners for 2019, among them Opus 12 (Berkeley, California) which is developing a device that recycles CO? into cost-competitive chemicals and fuels. Earlier post.). The Opus 12 process—based on the electrochemical reduction of CO 2 —combines CO?,

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Rice, C-Crete team optimizes conversion of tire waste into graphene for stronger concrete

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Rubber proved more challenging than food or plastic to turn into graphene, but the lab optimized the process by using commercial pyrolyzed waste rubber from tires. Tire-derived carbon black or a blend of shredded rubber tires and commercial carbon black can be flashed into graphene.

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Lightning eMotors unveils its new Lightning eChassis for purpose-built commercial EVs

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Fleet EV developer Lightning eMotors has unveiled a new rolling chassis, purpose-built for Class 4 and 5 commercial EVs. The proprietary Lightning eChassis can support 1,500 lbs greater Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) on average compared to other commercial vehicles in the same class.

Galp and Northvolt establish JV for lithium conversion plant in Portugal; initial annual capacity of 35,000 tons of lithium hydroxide

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With the main goal of establishing Europe’s largest and most sustainable integrated lithium conversion plant, the JV will develop a plant set to have an initial annual production capacity of up to 35,000 tons of battery-grade lithium hydroxide—a critical material required by the lithium-ion battery manufacturing industry, which is expected to grow more than tenfold by the end of the decade.

Lightning eMotors taps Proterra batteries for commercial electric vans

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Lightning eMotors, a Colorado-based company that offers electric conversions for commercial vans is partnering with electric-bus maker Proterra to electrify commercial vans.

Chart Industries invests $25M for 5% stake in Transform Materials; strategic commercial hydrogen MOU

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In conjunction with this strategic investment, Chart and Transform also executed a binding commercial Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU establishes the commercial collaboration and equipment supply arrangements for Chart to supply Transform projects. Chart Industries Inc.,

EPA updates rules to ease commercialization of alternative fuel conversion systems

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated rules making it easier for manufacturers to sell fuel conversion systems—i.e., The updated final rule covers alternative fuel conversion of light-duty vehicles and heavy-duty highway vehicles and engines. While properly engineered conversion systems can reduce or at least not increase emissions, poorly designed systems can lead to much more pollution. Conversions Fuels

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Columbia University engineers make breakthrough in understanding electroreduction of CO2 for conversion to electrofuels

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Recent research in electrocatalytic CO 2 conversion points the way to using CO 2 as a feedstock and renewable electricity as an energy supply for the synthesis of different types of fuel and value-added chemicals such as ethylene, ethanol, and propane. If scientists figure out how the process works, they will be better able to selectively promote or inhibit certain pathways, which will lead to the development of a commercially viable catalyst for this technology.

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Berkeley Lab copper catalyst yields high-efficiency CO2-to-fuels conversion

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What we know is that this unique structure provides a beneficial chemical environment for CO2 conversion to multicarbon products,” he said. By utilizing values already established for other components, such as commercial solar cells and electrolyzers, we project electricity-to-product and solar-to-product energy efficiencies up to 24.1 Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Catalysts Climate Change Fuels

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A one-step synthesis process for a stable and highly active catalyst for dry reforming of methane

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However, DRM needs a stable and highly active catalyst for its commercialization. However, their synthesis involves a fairly complex and time-consuming series of steps, limiting their widespread commercialization. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Catalysts Fuels Natural Gas

Faraday Future partners with US Hybrid to provide electric powertrain units for commercial applications

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FF is committed to the development of EV solutions along with US Hybrid to support California’s drive towards zero emissions for commercial vehicles.

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LanzaTech makes first commercial sale of syngas conversion technology

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LanzaTech has signed its first commercial customer, marking a milestone in the company’s global development. The customer is Concord Enviro Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd (CES), a Mumbai-based company which has broad ranging investments in various forms of renewable energy. The company’s portfolio of waste-to-energy includes municipal solid waste (MSW) to energy at the largest contributor.

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New halogen conversion-intercalation chemistry enables high-energy density aqueous Li-ion battery

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developed a halogen conversion–intercalation chemistry in graphite that produces composite electrodes with a capacity of 243 mAh g -1 (for the total weight of the electrode) at an average potential of 4.2 The cell is based on an anion conversion–intercalation mechanism that combines the high energy densities of conversion reactions, the excellent reversibility of intercalation and the improved safety of aqueous batteries. Proposed conversion–intercalation chemistry.

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ROUSH CleanTech expands commercialization of propane transit shuttle buses with new conversion partner

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Using their existing sales and service channel, GAS, the largest commercial alternative fuel conversion company in the country, has partnered to provide installations for ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fueling systems in the transit, paratransit and commercial ground transportation markets. ROUSH CleanTech unveiled a propane autogas fueled shuttle bus converted by new industry partner, Green Alternative Systems (GAS), at the 2012 BusCon Expo this week in Chicago, Ill.

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XL Hybrids conducting pilot tests of hybrid electric conversion systems for Class 1-3 commercial vans and trucks

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a company working with a hybrid electric conversion system for Class 1 through 3 commercial vans and trucks ( earlier post ), is conducting customer pilot tests of its system. XL Hybrids has partnered with Ashwoods Automotive in the UK, developers of a hybrid conversion system. Conversions Fleets HybridsXL Hybrids, Inc.,

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Clariant concludes testing of conversion of miscanthus biomass into lignocellulosic sugars and ethanol

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The miscanthus biomass was harvested and baled at the INA demonstration site in Croatia in February this year and shipped for processing to Clariant’s pre-commercial sunliquid plant in Straubing, Germany for conversion into lignocellulosic sugars and ethanol. Over the past seven years Clariant’s pre-commercial plant has also demonstrated cellulosic ethanol production on agricultural residues such as corn stover, sugarcane bagasse and straw as well as wheat, barley and rice straw.

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A DIY E-bike Conversion on the Cheap

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Purpose-built electric bikes and e-bike conversions using hub-motors are now commonplace. That got me thinking, how hard would it be, and how much would it cost, to do a simple conversion now? In 2009, I wrote in these pages about my efforts to.

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DOE awarding >$24M to 77 projects through Technology Commercialization Fund

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $24 million in funding for 77 projects supported by the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). The new TCF selections will expand DOE’s efforts to catalyze the commercial impact of the Department’s portfolio of research, development, demonstration, and deployment activities.

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Groupe Renault acquires PVI, a specialist in the electrification of Light Commercial Vehicles

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Groupe Renault has acquired the French company PVI (Power Vehicle Innovation), which specializes in the conversion of commercial vehicles to electricity or natural gas. to 7.5t (Renault Maxity commercial vehicle, Gépébus Oréos 2X minibus, the Aptinéo Vehixel minicoach, the DongFeng/Haide 7.5t We are very pleased to welcome PVI’s team specializing in electric conversions to Groupe Renault. Conversions Electric (Battery) Fleets

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HaaS company Hydra Energy delivers first converted hydrogen-diesel co-combustion heavy-duty truck; up to 40% hydrogen

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Hydra Energy, the Hydrogen-as-a-Service (HaaS) provider for commercial fleets looking to reduce emissions and costs with limited risk and no up-front investment ( earlier post ), has delivered its first hydrogen-converted, heavy-duty truck to paying fleet customer Lodgewood Enterprises.

Lightning eMotors and REV Group subsidiary to produce electric ambulances

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Commercial vehicle manufacturers Lightning eMotors and REV Group, Inc. Available to government agencies, municipalities, commercial operators, hospitals, and non-profit organizations, delivery to customers will be at the end of this calendar year. Conversions Electric (Battery) Fleets